[Box-Admins] Someone has registered on squeaksource.com with a wide character in their name

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Jun 30 00:03:53 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:46:48PM +0200, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
> Thanks Dave,
> I've changed two names and it works again.
> I've also disabled remote connections to the VNC server. At the same 
> time updated the README file with a describing how to connect to the VNC 
> over ssh.

Hi Levente,

Noob problem, please be patient.

I am having trouble figuring out how to connect through ssh. I am not experienced
with this so I am probably doing something wrong.

I created new keys with ssh-keygen, and copied the public key to box3 with

   $ ssh-copy-id ssdotcom at squeaksource.com

This works fine, and I can ssh to davidlewis at box3.squeak.org without entering
a password, so I think that the keys are working.

I then do this to set up the tunneling:

   $ ssh -N -L 5901: davidlewis at box3.squeak.org

I am using a Vinagre remote desktop viewer, and I connect to
to make the connection. I see this error in the window where I set up the

   $ ssh -N -L 5901: davidlewis at box3.squeak.org
   channel 2: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused

So I think that I am doing something wrong here.

I am assuming that I should get a connection to an X11 desktop on box3,
although I should mention that the VM for squeaksource.com is running
headless, so its Squeak window would not be visible in an X11 desktop.

Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks.


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